Fury over Mils' milestone speech snub

Yahoo! Sport New Zealand October 10, 2011, 1:12 pm

All Black fans are up in arms over Sky TV decision to axe Mils Muiliaina's 100th test cap speech.

Muliaina was presented his cap by ex- All Black Jock Hobbs at the end of the All Blacks win over Argentina in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal at Eden Park last night.

But just as the All Black veteran was about to make his speech to the crowd Sky cut from the action.

Angered fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration and a Facebook pageasking Sky to 'Give Mils the credit he deserves, broadcast his 100th test cap presentation' has already been set up.

All Black and Muliaina's Chief's teammate Liam Messam also took to Twitter to voice his opinion, tweeting:

"Wat the f*#* Sky…...the man achieves a massive milestone and u don't even show it please don't tell me it's a IRB rule."

But Sky have defended the decision, telling Stuff that the network had "other filming obligations as part of our host broadcast obligations for post-match interviews."

Muliaina is just the second All Black, along with captain Richie McCaw to reach the 100th test cap milestone.

That game may also have been his last at the Rugby World Cup as a shoulder injury is threatening to rule him out of the rest of the tournament.

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